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  • 2019-2020 concerts

    After this fall all updated info will only be available on cuorchestra.org

    September 29, 2019

    3 pm, Sunday, September 29, 2019

    joint concert with CSO

    Katherine Kilburn, guest conductor

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    JOSEF SUK Serenade for Strings @Bailey Hall

    November 24, 2019

    3 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2019

    Joint concert with CU winds

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    HILDEGARD von BINGEN
    De Innocentibus. Rex Noster arranged by Marianne Richert Pfau

    Teresa Carreño
    Serenade for String Orchestra

    Vítězslava Kaprálová
    Partita for piano and Strings​

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor

    intermission

    CU Winds

    @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

    December 5, 2019

    30 pm, Thursday, December 5, 2019

    Engaged Cornell Performance

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor

    HILDEGARD VON BINGEN
    De Innocentibus. Rex Noster arranged by Marianne Richert Pfau

    Teresa Carreño
    Serenade for String Orchestra [select mvts.]

    @Cayuga Heights Elementary School

    February 6-8, 2020

    February 6-8, 2020

    Cornell Chamber Orchestra is one of two selected orchestras
    at the College Orchestra Director's Association's National Conference in Vancouver, Canada.

    Our showcase performance will feature

    HILDEGARD von BINGEN
    De Innocentibus. Rex Noster arranged by Marianne Richert Pfau

    Teresa Carreño
    Serenade for String Orchestra

    Vítězslava Kaprálová
    Partita for piano and Strings​

    Chris Younghoon Kim and Katherine Kilburn, conductors

    @University of British Columbia

    March 8, 2020

    3 pm, Sunday, March 8, 2020

    JEAN SIBELIUS
    Rakastava Op. 14

    L.V. BEETHOVEN
    Violin Concerto with Ariana Kim
    Katherine Kilburn, conductor
    @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    April 26, 2020

    3 pm, Sunday, April 26, 2020

    MENDELSSOHN

    String Sinfonia No. 10

    TJ COLE
    Death of the Poet

    DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op 110a

    Katherine Kilburn, conductor
    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    November 18, 2016

    845 am, Friday

    Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

    Presentation for conference of NY State Superintendents

    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

    @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

    December 2, 2016

    8 pm, Friday

    Collaboration with the Cornell Chorale

    Stephen Spinelli, guest conductor

    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    La Follia Op. 1 No. 12
    ANTONIO VIVALDI
    Beatus Vir (RV 598)

    @Sage Chapel, Cornell University

  • Past concerts (2004-2019)

    • 2018-2019 Repertoire

      3 pm, Sunday, September 30, 2018

      Henry Cheng, guest conductor

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      CAROLINE SHAW En'tracte

      CAROLINE SHAW In Common Time with Chamber Singers

      OTTORINO RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
      intermission

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra

      XIAN XINGHAI Yellow River Piano Concerto

      EDWARD ELGAR Nimrod and Finale from Enigma Variations

      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

       

      3 pm, Sunday, October 21, 2018

      As part of the Cornell Concert Series

      Jennifer Koh, violin

      Henry Cheng, guest conductor

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

      ANNA CLYNE Rest These Hands for solo violin and String Orchestra

      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

       

      5:30 pm, Thursday, November 29, 2018

      Engaged Cornell Performance at Cayuga Heights Elementary School

      Timna Mayer, leader

      Madeline Schatz, guest conductor

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

      Excerpts
      P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

      ANTONIO VIVALDI/MAX RICHTER Four Seasons Recomposed "Spring" and "Summer"

       

      January 11-20, 2019

      Cornell Orchestra tour to Taipei, Taiwan

      Zhongshan Hall, Zhongzheng Auditorium, Taipei Conductor
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Soloist Ting-Hsuan Hu
      Cornell Orchestra & Taipei Symphony Chamber Orchestra
      FELIX MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
      GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan"

       

      3 pm, Sunday, March 17, 2019

      Timna Mayer, leader
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

      BELA BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances
      W.A. MOZART Die kleine Nachtmusik, Allegro
      ASTOR PIAZZOLLA Muerte del Angel & Libertango

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

      7 pm, Friday, April 26, 2018

      Timna Mayer, leader

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra​

      C.P.E. BACH Cello Concerto in A major, H. 439 [with faculty soloist John Haines-Eitzen]
      THOMAS RACHMAN Overture [original piece by student composer]
      PABLO DE SARASATE Carmen Fantasy, Mvts 1&2 [with CCO concerto competition winner and student soloist Anna McDougall]
      EDVARD GRIEG Two Melodies: Norwegian Melody, Op. 53 [conducted by student Andy Sheng]

      GUSTAV HOLST St. Paul's Suite, Vivace

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

       

      2017-2018 Repertoire

      Year of Jazz

      7 pm, Saturday, September 30, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Guest Artist Alex Shuhan

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      GUNTHER SCHULLER Journey into Jazz with CU Jazz, Martha Pollack, Paul Merrill, and James Spinazzola

      GRAZYNA BACEWICZ Concerto for Strings

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra

      P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 Mvt 1

      JIM STEPHENSON Sounds Awakened, Concerto for French Horn with Alex Shuhan

      DUKE ELLINGTON/JEFF TYZIK Black, Brown And Beige Suite

      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Watch on Cornell Cast

       

      3 pm, Sunday, November 19, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      JOSEF SUK Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale "St. Wenceslas", op.35a

      GEORG PHILLIPP TELEMANN Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9 with Victoria Miskolczy

      J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F Major

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

      530 pm, Thursday, November 30, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Music of Bacewicz and Suk

      @Cayuga Heights Elementary School

       

      7 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017

      Stephen Spinelli, conductor

      Collaboration with Cornell University Chorale

      ANTONIO VIVALDI Gloria

      @Sage Chapel, Cornell University

       

      3 pm, Sunday, March 4, 2018

      Guest artist/leader Dennis Kim

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      OSVALDO GOLIJOV Last Round

      BELA BARTOK Divertimento for Strings, Sz 113

      @Barnes Hall

       

      3 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018

      Guest artist Lucy Fitzgibbons, voice

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      AARON COPLAND Appalachian Spring

      SAMUEL BARBER Knoxville Summer 1915 with Lucy Fitzgibbons

      @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

       

       

      2016-2017 Repertoire

      7 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2016
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Joint CCO/CSO concert

      CCO:

      ANTONIO VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

      W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18 in Bb Major, KV 456 with Shin Hwang, piano

      CSO:

      KRISTIN KUSTER Devil's Thumb

      GUSTAV MAHLER SYMPHONY NO 6 mvt 1,2 (Andante), 3 (Scherzo)

      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Link to Webcast

       

      7 pm, Saturday, November 12, 2016

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Malcolm Bilson, fortepiano

      JEEYOUNG KIM Lullaby of the Waves
      EDVARD GRIEG Two Nordic Melodies

      W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14 in Eb Major, KV 449 with Malcolm Bilson

      @Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Cornell University

      Link to Webcast

       

      8:45 am, Friday, November 18, 2016

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Presentation for the conference of NY State Superintendents

      ANTONIO VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1 No. 12

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Link to the Talk

      Link to the rehearsal demo

      Link to the performance

       

      8 pm, Friday, December 2, 2016

      Collaboration with the Cornell Chorale

      Stephen Spinelli, guest conductor

      ANTONIO VIVALDI La Follia Op. 1 No. 12
      ANTONIO VIVALDI Beatus Vir (RV 598)

      @Sage Chapel, Cornell University

      Link to the concert

       

      3 pm, Saturday, March 11, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Roger Moseley, fortepiano

      EDWARD ELGAR Serenade for Strings. Op. 20
      BARRY SHARP "Hear Me," a new Work for orchestra in collaboration with Min Keun Park as part of the CCA Biennial

      W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, KV 459 with Roger Moseley

      @Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
      Watch on Cornell Cast

      Sharp

      Elgar

      Mozart

       

      9 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017 (tour to Argentina)

      Chris Younghoon Kim, Andres Tolcachir, conductors

      Joint performance with Orchestra of Neuquén

      GUSTAV MAHLER Symphony No. 6

      Learn about our tour

      Support our tour to Argentina

      Local media coverage

       

      6 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Music night at CHES with music by ELGAR and DVORAK

      @Cayuga Heights Elementary School, Ithaca, NY

       

      3 pm, Sunday, April 30, 2017

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Xak Bjerken, piano

      ANTONIN DVORAK Serenade for Strings in e minor Op. 22
      W.A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, KV. 466 with Xak Bjerken

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

      2015-2016 season repertoire

      8 pm, Saturday, October 3, 2015

      Joint CSO/CCO Concert
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      CCO:

      EDVARD GRIEG Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34

      DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

      CSO:

      L.V. BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3

      KENNETH FROELICH Symphony No. 1 (New York Premiere)
      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Link to webcast

       

      3 pm, Saturday, November 14, 2015

      Ariana Kim, violin

      Susan Waterbury, violin

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      JORGE VILLAVICENCIO GROSSMANN Mosoq featuring Ariana Kim

      ANTON ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

      CORELLI Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Watch on CornellCast

       

      5:30 pm, Thursday, December 3, 2016

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      ANTON ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

      CORELLI Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

      DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

      Christmas Carols

      @ Cayuga Heights Elementary School

      The concert was not captured on video

       

      1 pm, Friday, January 14, 2016

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Performance at the College Orchestra Director's Association National Conference

      ANTON ARENSKY Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a

      CORELLI Op 6 No. 4 in D major with two violin soloists

      DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

      @Libby Gardner Hall, Utah University

      Watch on Youtube

       

      7 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016

      Kisun Sung, guest conductor

      Sponsored in part by the Cornell Council for the Arts and the Music Department concert committee

      Cornell Music Day

      BENJAMIN BRITTEN Sinfonietta with IWQ

      BENJAMIN BRITTEN Simple Symphony

      @Klarman Hall, Cornell University

      The concert was not captured on video

       

      8 pm, Saturday, May 7, 2016

      8 pm, Saturday

      Kisun Sung, guest conductor

      Xak Bjerken, piano

      BELA BARTOK Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.68

      ANTONIN DVORAK Piano Concerto in G major, KV. 453

      W.A. MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

      @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      The concert was not captured on video

       

       

       

      2014-2015 season repertoire

      4 pm, Saturday, October 4, 2014

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      CPE Bach Festival
      CPE BACH Klopstocks Morgengesang' - for two sopranos, strings and flutes, and a small chorus - wq239
      CPE BACH Sinfonia in B minor, wq 182/5, H.661

      Plus chamber music by C.P.E Bach
      @Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

      3 pm, Sunday, November 16, 2014

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      STEVEN STUCKY Colburn Variations
      SAMUEL BARBER Adagio for Strings
      Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra, Op. 35 with Frank Campos and Miri Yampolsky
      @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

      January 2015
      Tour to Ireland
      collaboration with the Royal Irish Academy of music
      also a collaboration with Ian Doyle

       

      8 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015

      Bryant Park String Quartet Residency Cornell String Day

      JEAN SIBELIUS Romance in C for String Orchestra

      RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
      (LINK to performance)
      MAURICE RAVEL Introduction and Allegro
      @Bailey Hall, Cornell University

       

      3 pm, Sunday, April 19, 2015

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      P.I. TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings
      LOREN LOIACONO New work featuring John Haines Eitzen (LINK to Audio of the performance)

      Also a link to the interview with Bill Snyder on WSKG's Artist's Cafe
      @ Barnes Hall, Cornell University

       

       

      2013-2014 season repertoire

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Sunday, 3:00 PM, October 6, 2013
      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      with guest Matthew Ardizzone, guitar. CCO presents Roberto Sierra's guitar concerto, Folias, and Grieg's Holberg Suite, and CSO performs music for the movies, with works by Leonard Bernstein and John Williams, and a new piece by James Spinazzola for a silent film (written and directed by Gibson Frasier and Mark Shanahan).

      Link to the Live recording

       

      Solisti Ensemble Residency at Cornell University

      Saturday, 8:00 PM, October 19, 2013
      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Ithaca, NY

      Collaboration with Solisti Ensemble, Byung Kook Kwak, Artistic Director
      Members of Cornell Symphony Orchestra, Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Ithaca area string players from Boynton Middle School, DeWitte Middle School, and Ithaca Talent Education.

      link to the webcast (performance of RVW begins at 1:09:20)

       

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Tuesday, 3:00 PM, October 29, 2013
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Residency of Christopher Hogwood, A. D. White Professor-at-Large: Prof. Hogwood coaches the Cornell Chamber Orchestra; Chris Younghoon Kim, director, in Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus." Public masterclass and coaching

      Great article on the Christopher Hogwood residency by Jane Dieckmann in the Ithaca Times.

      Cliff Colnot Residency (Rehearsal principles)

      Wednesday and Thursday, November 6-7, 2013

      On the campus of Cornell University

      Cliff Colnot works with Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra in a two-day residency about Rehearsal principles for conductor and orchestras

       

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Wednesday, 8:00 PM, November 20, 2013
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Alfred Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 1 with soloists Ariana Kim and Susan Waterbury and Ralph Vaughan Williams' Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus

      Link to the live recording

       

      Cornell Orchestra on Tour

      Saturday, 8:00 PM, January 18, 2014

      Conservatorio de musica de Puerto Rico

      San Juan, Puerto Rico

      Collaboration and performance of music of Tchaikovsky, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Roberto Sierra with Cornell orchestra and the orchestra of Conservatorio de musica de Puerto Rico

      Link to facebook event page

      Kickstarter campaign to support this project

       

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Thursday, 8:00 PM, January 30, 2014

      Carriage House

      Collaboration with Ian Doyle "TheManWhom" and composer Peter Fahey and CCO in a project to record his next solo album

       

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Saturday, 8:00 PM, March 8, 2014

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Collaboration with Clarinetist Richard Faria in a performance of Joseph Phibbs' clarinet concerto and Ottorino Respighi's Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3

       

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Saturday, 7:00 PM, May 3, 2014

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Collaboration with Malcolm Bilson and David Yearsley in a performance J.S. Bach's C Major double concerto. The concert will also feature a collaboration with CS department and featuring the Soundspace by Ray Li. Link to the project and info about the composer

       

      Mayfest Collaboration

      Saturday, 8:00 PM, May 17, 2014

      Barne Hall, Cornell University

      Maurice Ravel's Kaddish for cello and strings arranged by Tzvi Avni with Zvi Plesser and the Mayfest solo artists and members of the Cornell Chamber Orchestra http://mayfest-cornell.org/concerts/

       

      2012-2013 season repertoire

      Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 3:00 PM

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Ariana Kim, violin
      Felix Mendelssohn: Octet 1st mvt, arranged for string orchestra
      Antonio Vivaldi: Spring from Seasons with Ariana Kim, violin
      Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Portena with Ariana Kim, violin

       

      Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      with the Cornell Glee Club and Chorus

      Sage Chapel, Cornell University

      Joseph Haydn: Harmoniemess with Arsenia Soto, soprano, Toby Newman, Mezzo-soprano, Nathaniel McEwen, tenor, Bring Ming Chu, baritone

       

      Sunday, November 18, 2012, 3:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Felix Mendelssohn: Octet 1st mvt, arranged for string orchestra

      Rebecca Lomnicky: Grandma Rebecca's Favorite with Rebecca Lomnicky, fiddle

      Antonio Vivaldi: Spring from Seasons with Ariana Kim, violin

      Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Portena with Ariana Kim, violin

       

      Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Barnes Hall, Chamber Orchestra

      Edward Elgar: Serenade for Strings

      Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18 with Judith Kellock

       

      Sunday, April 14, 2013, 3:00 PM
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Witold Lutoslawski: Grave for Cello and strings with Steven Doane, cello

       

      Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A Major

      Steven Stucky: Music for Saxophones and Strings featuring the Prism Saxophone Quartet


    • 2011-2012 season repertoire

      Sunday, October 2, 3:00 PM

      Joint Concert with CCO and CSO
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 with Juliana Athayde

      J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3

      Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major with Leah Summers

       

      Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro (Yaniv Attar, guest conductor)

      J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043 with Nicholas DiEugenio and Susan Waterbury

      Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 47 (Ingrid Lestrud, Chun-Ming Chen and Samuel McCord, guest conductors)

      As part of the Johannes Schlaefli residency, conducting masterclass

       

       

      January 11-12, 2012

      Ireland Tour with members of the CSO and CCO
      A collaboration concert with Royal Irish Academy of Music orchestra
      link to photos from the tour

      Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 (James Cavanaugh, guest conductor)

      P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 (Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor)

       

      Sunday, April 22, 2012, 3:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Carter Pann: Three Secrets in Maine (world premiere)

      Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5

      Pavel Haas: String Quarter No. 2 realized for String Orchestra

       

       

      2010-2011 season repertoire

      Sunday, October 17, 2010, 3:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Cornell Symphony Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41 (realized for string orchestra)
      Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
      Kenneth Froelich: Pulse Mutations [a work by visiting composer Kenneth Froelich]
      Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

       

      Sunday, November 14, 2010, 3:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University

      Robert Schumann: Songs written in 1840 newly orchestrated by Cornell composers: Niccolo D. Athens, Amit Gilutz, Takuma Itoh, Eric Nathan, Yuan Peiying, Zachary Wadsworth and Steven Stucky. With Judith Kellock and Brad Hougham (Sponsored by the Cornell Council for the Arts) (pre-concert panel with Roger Moseley)
      John Harbison: Concerto for Oboe, Clarinet, and Strings featuring Paige Morgan and Paul Wonjin Cho


      Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:00 PM

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Cornell Symphony Orchestra
      Rachel Lauber, guest conductor
      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Haydn: Symphony No. 46

      Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op. 110a

      Samuel Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra, op. 17

      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, op. 23 (with Emily Choi, pianist)

      Paul Hindemith: Symphonie "Mathis der Maler"

       

      Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7:00 PM
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Rachel Lauber, guest conductor
      Hamilton College

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 with Miri Yampolsky

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Stefania Neonato

       

      Saturday, May 7 - Sunday, May 8, 2011

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra (4,5)
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra (1,2)
      Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra (3)

      [Joint concert with the Cornell Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, with visiting maestro Leon Fleisher conducting. Part of the Cornell Concert Series.]
      Leon Fleisher, guest conductor
      Bailey Hall, Cornell University

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Miri Yampolsky (Cornell Faculty)

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Stefania Neonato (Cornell D.M.A.)

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist Daniel Anastasio (Cornell '11)

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 with soloist Xak Bjerken (Cornell Faculty)

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 with guest soloist Claudio Martinez-Mehner (from Madrid, Spain)

       

      2009-2010 season repertoire
      Saturday, October 3, 2009, 8:00 PM

      Joint concert with Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell Symphony Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Kristen P. Kuster: Beneath This Stone
      Benjamin Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34 with narrator Graeme Bailey
      Saint Saens: Carnival of the Animals and New Animals by Takuma Itoh, Peter Fahey, Zachary Wadsworth and Max Shuhan with soloists Miri Yampolsky and Blaise Bryski and narrator Graeme Bailey


      Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:00 PM
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Haydn: Overtures(Sinfonias) in D Major, Hob. Ia:6 and I:106 (Damien Mahiet, guest conductor)
      Haydn: Keyboard concerto in G Major, Hob. XVIII:4 with Malcolm Bilson
      Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F# minor, Hob. I:45 "Farewell"
          
      Sunday, March 7, 2010, 3:00 PM
      Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Nicholas Walker: A Grease Fantasy for Double bass and String orchestra with Nicholas Walker
      Maurice Chammah: Concerto for Oikos with the Indy Band Oikos
      Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22
      Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen featuring Aaron Wexler, winner of the 6th Annual Concerto Competition
      Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, Op. 39, in E minor

       

      Saturday, April 17, 2010, 3:00 PM
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Hamilton College
      Jesse Jones: For a Faded Mind for solo violin and chamber orchestra (world premiere) with Joseph Lin
      J.S. Bach: Concerto in E Major with Joseph Lin

       

      Saturday, May 1, 2010, 8:00 PM
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Jesse Jones: For a Faded Mind for solo violin and chamber orchestra (world premiere) with Joseph Lin
      J.S. Bach: Concerto in E Major with Joseph Lin

       

       

      2008-2009 season repertoire

      October 5, 2008

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Anton Webern: Langsamersatz for Strings (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
      Samuel Barber: Summer of Knoxville, 1915, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano
      Evan Chambers: Concerto for fiddle and violin, feat. Susan Waterbury and Evan Chambers

       

      November 22 and 23, 2008

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra and Cornell University Chorale
      Catholic Church, Auburn, NY - Saturday, 8 pm (Holland Jancaitis, conductor)

      Sage Chapel, Ithaca, NY - Sunday, 3 pm (Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor)
      W.A. Mozart (Robert Levin Completion): Requiem, feat. Judith Kellock, soprano, Emilie Simoneau, alto, Thom Baker, tenor, and Adam Strube, bass

       

      March 1, 2009
      Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      W.A. Mozart: Eine Kleine Nacht Musik with Joseph Lin (CCO)
      Alfred Schnittke: Piano Concerto, Xak Bjerken (CCO)
      Alberto Ginastera: Pampeana No. 2, with Adrianne Ngam, cello (CSO)
      Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration (CSO)

       

      April 28, 2009
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra with Cornell Wind Symphony
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Tom Schnauber: In memory of Henri Temianka (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
      HyeKyung Lee: Gust of Embers (world premiere) (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
      Felix Mendelssohn: Sinfonia No. 6 in Eb Major (performed without conductor)
      F. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 44 “Trauer” in E Minor

       

       

      2007-2008 season repertoire

      September 30, 2007

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      Leoš Janáček: Suite for Strings (CCO)
      Osvaldo Golijov: Last Round (CCO)
      Christopher Rouse: Bump from Phantasmata (CSO)
      Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 (CSO)

       

      November 9-11, 2007

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, John Rohwel, and Dorian Bandy, conductors
      Joint production with the Theater Department. Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts.
      Carlisle Floyd: Slow Dusk

       

      November 11, 2007
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      J.S. Bach: Double Concerto with Anna Herforth, oboe, and Daniel Kim, violin
      Steven Stucky: Colburn Variations
      Roberto Sierra: Viola Concerto with Wendy Richman, viola

       

      December 2, 2007

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra and Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      J.S. Bach: Double Concerto for Two Keyboards, BWV 1060, featuring Mike Lee and Chi-Chen Wu (CCO)
      Paul Leary: Do We See the Trends of Our Time? for Beatboxer and Orchestra, featuring Adam Matta (World Premiere) (CCO)
      Chris Gendall: Holy Rollers, for Turntable and Orchestra, featuring DJ Dubble8 (World Premiere) (CSO)
      Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra (CSO)

       

      March 1, 2008

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Scott Tucker, guest conductor
      Joseph Lin, violin/ guest conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony
      J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

       

      April 13, 2008

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Scott Tucker, guest conductor
      Damien Mahiet, assistant conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Antonín Dvořák: Nocturne (conducted by Damien Mahiet)
      Alexander Borodin: Nocturne
      P.I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major

       

       

      2006-2007 season repertoire

      October 1, 2006

      Cornell Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Bailey Hall, Cornell University
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 with Frederic Lacroix (CCO)
      W.A. Mozart: Magic Flute Overture (CSO)
      Leonard Berstein: Divertimento for Orchestra (CSO)
      Jean Sibelius: Finlandia (combined forces of CCO and CSO)

       

      October 19, 2006
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra & members of Symphony Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Lincoln Hall, Cornell University
      Astor Piazzolla: Winter and Spring from Seasons with Andrew Eng (violin) (CSO)
      Jean Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela with Anna Herforth (English horn) (CCO)
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 with Sezi Seskir (CCO)

       

      November 11, 2006
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 with Tatiana Vassilieva
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456 with Stefania Neonato

       

      December 1, 2006

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      St. Anne's Church in Rochester, NY. The culmination of a semester-long project with Malcolm Bilson.

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453 with Frederic Lacroix
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 with Sezi Seskir
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K. 217 with Tatiana Vassilieva
      W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456 with Stefania Neonato

       

      February 26, 2007
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      C.P.E. Bach: Double Concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano, WQ. 47 with Annette Richards and David Yearsley
      Luciano Berio: Concertino with Richard Faria and Stephen Miahky
      Edward Elgar: Introduction and Allegro with Bryant Park String Quartet
      R.V. Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

       

      April 22, 2007
      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor

      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      C.P.E. Bach: Sinfonia in D major (conducted by John Rohwel, student of Chris Kim)
      W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante with Roberto Diaz (viola) and Gabriela Diaz (violin)
      Béla Bartók: Music of Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

       

      2005-2006 season repertoire

      October 2, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Aaron Copland: Quiet City with Julia Capurso (English Horn) and Olivier Theuriaillt (Trumpet)
      Edvard Grieg: Serenade for Strings (conducted by Mr. Theuriaillt)
      F.J. Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Mr. Theuriaillt)
      Aulis Sallinen: Some aspects of Peltoniemi Hintrik's Funeral March

       

      October 29, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra with the Cornell Wind Ensemble and Cornell Jazz Ensemble I
      Family Weekend Concert

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Helen Newman Hall
      Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (13 instrument version)
       

      November 13, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      J.S. Bach: Double Violin Concerto, BWV1043 with Susan Waterbury and Rebecca Ansel
      Derek Bermel: Soul Garden (string orchestra version) with Kate Vincent, viola
      Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (13 instrument version)

       

      December 4, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Kendall Retirement Community

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Edvard Grieg: Serenade for Strings (conducted by Sean Shepherd, student of Chris Kim)
      Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring (original 13 instrument version)

       

      January 27-29, 2006

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Mini-tour to New York City.

      Conducting master-class at Copland School of Music, Lefrak Hall, NY

      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

       

      February 12-13, 2006

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Malcolm Bilson: Mozart concerts
      W.A. Mozart: Triple Piano Concerto with students of Malcolm Bilson

       

      March 5, 2006

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (Graeme Bailey, narrator)

       

      April 15, 2006

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Nicholas Walker: Pop Bass Concerto with Nicholas Walker (bass)
      Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (John Cleese, narrator)

       

      2004-2005 season repertoire

      October 3, 2004

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Benjamin Britten: Serenade for tenor and horn, Op. 31 with David Gordon (tenor) and Alex Shuhan(horn)
      Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major

       

      November 14, 2004

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
      Giovanni Battista Pergolesi: Stabat Mater with Judith Kellock and Milagro Vargas

       

      February 26, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Forrest Pierce: Cedri Lebani (world premiere)
      W.A. Mozart: Clarinet Concerto with Rick Faria
      W.A. Mozart: Double Piano Concerto in E-flat major, K. 375, with Xak Bjerken & Miri Yampolsky

       

      April 10, 2005
      Improvisation concert with members of CSO, CCO, CUWE
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University
      John Cage: Child of Tree
      John Cage: Radio Music
      John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos

       

      April 28, 2005

      Cornell Chamber Orchestra
      Chris Younghoon Kim, conductor
      Barnes Hall, Cornell University
      Liduino Pitombeira: Cello Concerto with Dennis Parker
      Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

       

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    CCO members enjoying the April sunshine near Barnes Hall

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    Chris Younghoon Kim, Director of Orchestras

    Passionate about working with young musicians and music education, Chris Younghooon Kim is the Director of Orchestras at Cornell University and is an active adjudicator, guest clinician, and masterclass teacher. The League of American Orchestras and ASCAP have awarded the first place award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music to the Cornell Orchestras among all collegiate orchestras in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014. With the Cornell Orchestras, he has led international tours and joint collaborations with the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and Conservatorio de Musica de Puerto Rico. Before coming to Cornell, Chris was active in the new music scene in Boston conducting the Firebird Ensemble and the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra. Since 1997 he has been the Artistic Director of the new music ensemble Brave New Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan one of America’s most innovative and progressive ensembles. He has appeared with orchestras in the United States and abroad, including ensembles such as the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Delta Festival Ballet, Symphoria based in Syracuse, NY, Divertimento Ensemble of Milan, Italy. He has also appeared in music festivals such as, Kinhaven Music Center, Skaneateles Music Festival, International Bartok Festival in Szaombarthely, Hungary among others. He is an active promoter of music of our time, and has collaborated with dozens of composers, and commissioned and premiered numerous new works. He was recently chosen to be one of three young conductors to appear at the Ensemble Moderne Academy in Innsbruck, Austria being mentored by members of Ensemble Moderne at the 2012 Klangspuren new music festival. He has also been chosen as one of four conductors to take part in the College Orchestra Directors Association’s Ibermusicas initiative in 2014, and will guest conduct Orquesta Sinfónica del Neuquén, Patagonia, Argentina. In 2008, he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut as part of Royal Irish Academy Chamber Orchestra’s East Coast Tour of the United States with a world premiere of Evan Chambers’s Concerto for Violin, Irish fiddle and string orchestra.

     

    Previous conductors

    2004 - current Chris Younghoon Kim

    2000 - 2004 John Hsu

    1975 - 1999 Edward Murray

    1954 - 1975 Karel Husa

    1950 - 1954 Robert Hull
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1947 - 1950 missing information
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1943 - 1947? John M. Kuypers
    (if you have info please contact us)

    1941 - 1942 Ronald Ingalls
    he conducted the Sinfonietta beginning from 1936 but took over after Coleman retired
    (if you have more info please contact us)

    1905 - 1941 George L. Coleman
     

    List of all Cornell Orchestra concerts from 1905 - current (We do have missing info, if you have info you can share with us to complete this list, please contact us).

     

    We have also had interim guest conductors work with the Chamber orchestra during CK's Sabbatical;

     

    2019-2020 Katherine Kilburn

    Spring 2019 Adrian Slywotzky

    Spring of 2016 Kisun Sung

    Spring 2011 Rachel Lauber

    Spring 2008 Scott Tucker

     

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